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Discussion in 'Roadster' started by m0rph, Dec 21, 2015.
I'm surprised to see that many owners mount their wheels the wrong way..
Mine is mounted in opsite direction as the phots
Then yours are ok
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I have the 1.5 forged wheels, but are mounted similar to the pictures. What's the thought on why they should be one way vs. the other way?
Yes, the 1.5 wheels are mounted the other way. But they are different wheels. So yours are correct too..
According to my service center, the correct orientation of the forged wheels is with the spokes facing forward. And I know that because they reversed mine (they were originally opposite - spokes facing back when I bought the car).
I believe your SC technician is wrong. All official press pictures show the car with spokes facing back..
Interesting. It appears my memory is wrong and they were facing forward and needed to be flipped to back.
I can't check now because I have the winter wheels on, but when I get home I will confirm the tire direction/spoke orientation of the summer tires.
Here's a picture from when I bought it
and here's one from my ownership page on the Tesla website
The bottom picture (from MyTesla website) looks way better IMO.
BTW if anyone has a set of the silver forged wheels for sale, please hit me up.
I think it's easy to tell if you have them oriented properly. If you have them installed wrong, the "T" in the center cap will be reversed.
Her's mine with summer tires
And with winter tires
Both on right direction
Or upside down.
It's 100% sure, the wheels are marked on the inside.
RH for right hand side, LH for left hand side..
My tire shop mounted mine backwards one time. At first they wanted to charge me to fix them, accusing ME of getting it backwards, not them. But I pointed out the markings that are stamped on the wheels. End of discussion. Red-faced tire tech goes back to work fixing it.
You also need to get the yellow dots lined up correctly for Yokohama tires. They balance much better that way.
someone has a picture of this lining-up ?
If you only have yellow dots, align them with the valve stem.
If you also have a red dot, neglect the yellow dots and align the red dot with the valve stem.
A tire shop acted like removing tires, rolling them to the other side, and remounting them, was a big hassle? It's literally all they do all day and takes 2 minutes. Talk about terrible customer service.
My local shop does puncture repairs and rotations for free so they'd never balk at this issue.
Match Mounting | Yokohama Tire Corp.Yokohama Tire Corporation
1) Uniformity MethodWhen performing uniformity match-mounting, the red mark on the tire, indicating the point of maximum radial force variation, should be aligned with the wheel assembly's point of minimum radial run-out, which is generally indicated by a colored dot or a notch somewhere on the wheel assembly (consult manufacturer for details). Radial force variation is the fluctuation in the force that appears in the rotating axis of a tire when a specific load is applied and the tire rotated at a specific speed. It is necessary to minimize radial force variation to ensure trouble-free installation and operation. Not all wheel assemblies indicate the point of minimum radial run-out, rendering uniformity match-mounting sometimes impossible. If the point of minimum radial run-out is not indicated on a wheel assembly, the weight method of match-mounting should be used instead.
No they also had to swap the tyres on the wheels...